The Truth about Gun Violence and Mental Illness

Bullets and Brains

When it comes to gun violence, people usually try to pinpoint the root cause. Is it mental illness? Is it easy access to firearms? Many people are left wanting answers after any sort of particular tragedy. But when it's a situation involving guns and ammo, people wonder who's to blame. And these are just some of the ideas that will be touched upon in Jeffrey W. Swanson's lecture “The Truth About Gun Violence and Mental Illness.” Swanson, who is currently a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University School of Medicine, will give this lecture twice: once at the Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education (1001 Stanford NE) on Tuesday, Feb. 25, and also in Santa Fe at the Center for Contemporary Arts Cinematheque (1050 Old Pecos Trail) on Wednesday, Feb. 26. The lecture starts at 6pm on both days, and is free and open to the public. However, due to limited seating, registration is recommended. In this informative talk, folks will gain better insight into ongoing trends and research, which will give a better understanding over whether incidents involving gun violence can be predicted or prevented. (Mark Lopez)


Tuesday Feb 25, 2014

1001 Stanford Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106






IDEAS in Psychiatry

Phone: 505.272.3592
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Jeffrey W. Swanson, Ph.D, MA, professor at Duke University School of Medicine, provides this innovative talk. Reservations recommended.

Senseless shootings. Dangerous SWAT situations . . .Too many people associate mental illness with violence. Can’t horrible crimes be predicted or prevented? Come learn what the research really says at this free, informative talk with Jeffrey W. Swanson, PhD, MA, Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine.IDEAS in Psychiatry is an innovative free public education series -- from the UNM Department of Psychiatry -- created to provide useful, accurate information about mental illness.Reservations recommended.